Last night, my site got hacked, and my hosting service suspended my account. It turned out that some @#$% got in and installed a phishing script on my server. Thankfully, my host didn’t delete my account, and they gave me some tips on how to deal with the security issues. Unfortunately I had to delete my newsletter script from my nadialee.net site, but that’s really minor since it could’ve been WordPress, which powers my entire website & blog. (FYI — I upgrade WordPress religiously.)
So in order to prevent the @#$% that had happened to me from happening to you, I suggest that you upgrade your scripts & applications you have on your server. I’m talking about things like WordPress (the core), plug-ins, Joomla, forums, etc.
And all you hackers & phishing scammers out there — there’s a special place in hell just for you. :evil: